alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)

I was all out of choices
But the Woman Of Voices
She came round the corner
With music around her…

…And she said
‘I’m so glad you finally made it here
With all the things you know now
That only time could tell…’

— From: lyrics 'to You're Aging Well', originally by Dar Williams (thanks comments!), Leela & Ellie Grace, self-titled CD.

I am grateful to the following scattered assortment of filk and folk musicians for being the soundtrack that got me through my week: Kerry Stanley, Steve Savitsky, Leela Grace & Ellie Grace, Leslie Fish, and all their friends and musical associates.

Cut for length: Read more... )

And THANK YOU to my dad for giving me the music bug in the first place. *wink*

(Apologies that I haven’t gone through and sorted out better formatting and alt-text for links; I think I’d never post this if I did; I’ll try to come back and edit it later.)

Apologies again; first edit didn't take, let's see if this does...
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
If you EVER listen to music go listen to this, it is THE AMAZE.

"The future has a place--"
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
After having a conversation with the delightful [personal profile] cmcmck, I got to wondering WHAT six-plus songs someone might know about barley. Here is what I found and liked.

(Please note that due to sensory stuff, I can only enjoy music at the very bottom of the Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness - if it's remotely "noisy" it overwhelms my processing ability and becomes painful even if I want to appreciate it. So this is very biased towards acoustic-y stuff where each voice and instrument is distinguishable.)

Folk songs about* barley (English language) I’ve listened to:
*ETA: Or featuring. Barley symbolizes some strange stuff in some of these.

John Barleycorn
The Maid that Sold Her Barley
Oats and Beans and Barley Grow
The Barley-Mow Song
All Among the Barley
Corn Riggs / Among the Rigs of Barley
The Wind That Shakes the Barley

But wait! There's more! Read more... )

PS: Sorry I'm terrible at editing today.

ETA: I wanted to make this post as accessible as realistically possible, for one evening’s casual research as a non-expert. I have added content notes. I have added a brief note on access without visuals. I have added lyrics for access without sound. If you want me to add something else so that you can enjoy learning about this music, comment, and I WILL add it, although it may take awhile.

Read more... )
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
I want to pet a velociraptor. Which would be about chicken sized. RAWR.

...My brain is weird when I am tired.

In the interest of inspiring people to be RAWR, shiny and occasionally brave things:

- Going to the public library
- Asking kids what their favorite and least favorite parts of the day were
- Playing Foursquare
- Petting a golden retriever
- Listening to a video mashup of the Pokemon theme and Lady Gaga - oh dear gods why, but also, why not.
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
Listening to the archives of Spider Robinson's musical podcast.

Smelling a whole hedge of star jasmine, which is very sweet and delicate.

Reading books by Angela Korra'ti, Kage Baker, and Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Realizing that I wanted to share a particular song with a particular person and having the chance to do so.

Reading poems with cats in them.

(Noms under cut) Read more... )
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
My brain has announced to me my newest object of intense fascination. For the next month or two, when I am trying to decide what to do for fun, the idea of trying to learn how to sing and/or play and/or write filk music will always occur to me.

This is not actually a problem.

Except that I'm very bad at it. But what a nice group of people to be bad at something with. And the only way to get good at something brand-new is to do it relatively badly for awhile.


alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)

October 2017

12 34567
89 10 1112 13 14
1516 1718192021


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated 19 October 2017 08:52
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios